You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. MEADOWS from Newport NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Cultures Through Novels

Help me give my students a variety of cultural experiences through reading novels from different areas in the world.

  • $436 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a top-ranked school in my state, but that does not mean that all my students are at the top of their game in academics. The students that I teach are as diverse in their learning capabilities as the diversity in the different counties in my state. The honors students that I have are ready for anything I put before them and are eager to set the world on fire. What my special needs students lack in academic ability, they make up for with their effort.

The students that I teach are recovering from a devastating blow from Hurricane Florence, and they are doing so with great strength and character.

Besides sharing in their resiliency, my students share a yearning to do their best and to succeed in the 21st century. They work well with others and give their best efforts in all that they do.

My Project

The students in my school are from a small town. They need experiences from reading that they will probably never get otherwise to develop compassion for and understanding of other cultures.

The novels in this project are set in different areas throughout the world to help my students develop tolerance and compassion for others' experiences and cultures.

These novels will take them to the Antebellum South to hear the voices of both a plantation owner's daughter and the daughter's house slave, to North Korea to hear the voice of an escapee, to the Middle East to hear the voice of a child bride, and to many other places to hear the voices of other cultures in our ever-shrinking world.

Many of my students may never leave their small town and state, but these novels can bring the world to them.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. MEADOWS is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Slave: My True Story • Amazon Business $13.59 3 $40.77
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.45 3 $31.35
Half of a Yellow Sun • Amazon Business $15.26 2 $30.52
The Invention of Wings • Amazon Business $9.66 3 $28.98
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • Amazon Business $8.90 3 $26.70
The Girl with Seven Names • Amazon Business $10.87 2 $21.74
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.84 2 $21.68
The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
The Red Necklace • Amazon Business $8.01 2 $16.02
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom • Amazon Business $7.15 2 $14.30
A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
George Eliot - Silas Marner • Amazon Business $3.88 3 $11.64
The House of the Spirits: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


8 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Newport","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3939339],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3717223,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. MEADOWS","authorIds":{"3939339":{"owner":"Mrs. MEADOWS","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3717223],"proposalHash":"-1957452784","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20851747,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjAxNDM0OA==","MzkzOTMzOQ==","NDY3ODA2MQ==","NTk2ODQyNw==","NjAxNDU5Nw==","NDM4NDM1Mw==","MTU3Mjg=","NTEyNDk3Mg==","NjEzMzg5OQ=="],"teacherId":3939339,"schoolCounty":"Carteret","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NC","name":"North Carolina"}}